Friday, December 31, 2021

City of Austin Offices, Facilities Close for the New Year’s Holiday


  Administrative offices and municipal facilities will be closed December 31 in observance of the upcoming holiday

The City of Austin has announced revised service schedules and office closures for City facilities and public services for New Year’s Day. 
Trash, Recycling, and Composting/Yard Trimmings Schedules 
Customers will not experience any changes or disruptions to their regularly scheduled collections. Visit to look up your collection schedule. 
Austin Public Health COVID-19 Test Site Schedule  
Austin Public Health testing and vaccine sites will be closed for New Year’s from Friday, Dec. 31 through Sunday, Jan. 2. 

To schedule a COVID-19 test or vaccine through Austin Public Health, visit or call the nurse hotline at 512-972-5560. 
Parks and Recreation Facilities Schedules 
Most Parks and Recreation facilities will be closed for New Year’s on Dec. 31 and Jan. 1. However, there are a few exceptions, indicated below:   

  • Golf Courses will be open on Dec. 31 and on Jan. 1.  

  • On Jan. 1, only Barton Springs Pool will be open from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. (swim at your own risk).  

  • Cemetery gates will remain open every day for regular hours (7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.). Cemetery administrative offices will be closed Dec. 31.  

Austin Parks and Recreation facility hours vary by location so please call ahead or visit hours. Information on closures is available at  

Austin Public Library Schedule  
Austin Public Library will be closed Friday, Dec. 31 and Saturday, Jan. 1. 

Library resources available remotely can be accessed at the Austin Public Library Website,

Austin Animal Center Schedule 
The Austin Animal Center will close at 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 31 and remain closed through Jan. 1. The Center will be open during regular hours Sunday, Jan. 2. 
For questions about City services or information call 3-1-1. You can also submit service requests from the Austin 3-1-1 mobile app

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